– by Drew Carlton

We are a little over 2 months away from the first movie of the year that will likely break 500 million dollars, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. This movie is a remake of the 1991 animated film which details the relationship between a monstrous prince and an unbridled beauty, and how they fall in love. The synopsis reads:

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

This movie should easily top the charts as it is loaded with both star-power and a well known story. Beauty And The Beast features Emma Watson as Belle, the love-stricken princess, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as the villanious Gaston, Ewan McGreggor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza (I love this actor), Kevin Kline as Maurice, and Josh Gad as Le Fou.

Four new images were released today to tease us of the upcoming film.

The first two images focus on Dan Steven’s the beast, and in an interview with Total Film magazine he was asked his thoughts on the movie.

“The animated movie came out when I was a kid, it was really great. I think every generation has its own telling of this. It captures a lot of imaginations at once. It certainly captured mine.”

The second two images focus on Luke Evan’s Gaston, and he was asked about his character.

“We didn’t tone [Gaston] down, I think we did the opposite. Everything he does, he does extreme. There was no point trying to find a way to tone it down.”

Also, here is another recently released cover image from Total Film and a poster.

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Source: Twitter, Total Film Magazine via Comicbookmovie.com, 2